Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh di Modena

Judah Aryeh, called Leon – aristocratic 16th – 17th century Venetian rabbi and poet. Despite his privileged upbringing and status at the French royal court, his life was plagued by financial and personal misfortunes. Within his lengthy bibliography, the HaBoneh, or Bet Yehuda, remains the most prominent: a commentary on the hagadot that were not included in the Ein Yaakov of Ḥabib in the 15th century. Leon also was noted for his Magen wa-Hereb, in which he refuted the dogma of Christians and their misinterpretations of Hebrew texts.

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